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What Employer Should Do When Old Claims Surface

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The #MeToo movement has the attention of nearly every employer in the country. Those who haven't been paying attention should. The war against sexual harassment in the workplace has employers examining their own policies, revisiting trainings and making it clear that inappropriate behavior in the workplace will not be tolerated.

Protecting the workplace against sexual harassment

The allegations against movie production giant, Harvey Weinstein, have sent ripples across Hollywood and throughout. In the weeks since the New York Times initially published their account of Weinstein’s egregious behavior, waves of workplace sexual harassment allegations have crested against other power players.

Providing proper training for supervisors

Establishing an effective workplace and strong culture starts at the top for any company. When managers and supervisors model correct behavior, it sets the tone for others to follow. As a result, companies can realize tangible benefits by properly training their managers and supervisors. Proper training of supervisors will include:

How far do speech protections extend into the workplace?

Last month, a memo from a frustrated Google employee disparaging the company's diversity initiative caused an Internet frenzy. In the memo, which drew the ire of many, the employee, a software engineer named James Damore, claimed that biological and psychological differences between men and women accounted for the underrepresentation of women in the tech roles such as software engineering.

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